gnu/161289: Please update contrib/gperf to 3.0.3 (last GPL2 version)
giffunip at tutopia.com
Wed Oct 5 02:10:12 UTC 2011
>Synopsis: Please update contrib/gperf to 3.0.3 (last GPL2 version)
>Arrival-Date: Wed Oct 05 02:10:07 UTC 2011
>Originator: Pedro Giffuni
FreeBSD pcbsd-8714 9.0-BETA3 FreeBSD 9.0-BETA3 #1: Tue Sep 27 13:47:21 PDT 2011 root at build9x64.pcbsd.org:/usr/obj/pcbsd-build90/fbsd-source/9.0/sys/GENERIC amd64
I am attempting to update Apache OpenOffice's code with the patches for FreeBSD support and the first issue I've found is:
OOo Bug 85469 - FreeBSD porting : gperf is old in the base system.
I understand FreeBSD never updated gperf in the system because the
new versions are written in C++ and we didn't want to require a C++
compiler to build the toolchain.
Of course with the new clang toolchain this is not an issue anymore
but with the new toolchain gperf is not required either ;).
In any case fixing this in OpenOffice (and LibreOffice) requires an
ugly workaround that ends up using the lang/gperf port.
Perhaps it's time to re-evaluate this update. It looks like we
don't have local patches there or in the port so it's pretty
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